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Research interests

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  • Bengi Akbulut
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Political Economy, Development Economics, Ecological Economics, Political Ecology, Feminist Economics, State-Society Relationships, Alternative Economies, Social Movements
  • Pascale Biron
    Professor and Chair, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Hydro-geomorphology and river dynamics, River management in agricultural watersheds, Geographical Information Systems, Morphodynamic numerical modelling, Stream restoration for fish habitat.
  • Sébastien Caquard
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Cartography, GIS, Mapping narratives, Cinematic cartography, Geoweb, Geomedia
  • Rosemary-Claire Collard
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
    Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute & Womens Studies

    Extinction & biodiversity loss; capitalism & animal life; commodification, value & politics of nature/life; wildlife trade, conservation & management; political economy/ecology, feminist & critical theory
  • Silvano De la Llata
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    public space, urban design, social movements, collaborative community planning, open-source cities, planning theory, urban environmental psychology, subaltern urbanisms and insurgent planning/design.
  • Pierre Gauthier
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Urban morphogenesis, History of development and planning practices in Quebec, Impact of normative planning theories on urban form, Transportation infrastructure and the quality of urban form.
  • Kevin A. Gould
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Political ecology, historical and economic geographies of the Americas, social theory, neoliberalism, racialization, militarization, entanglements of development and violence in Guatemala
  • Jochen A. G. Jaeger
    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (MEnv Program), Geography, Planning and Environment

    Landscape ecology, including road ecology, Quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, Urban sprawl, Ecological modelling, Impact assessment.
  • Angela Kross
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Ecosystem structure and function, vegetation dynamics, land use change and climate change.
  • Damon Matthews
    Professor and Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Climate change, global climate modelling, climate impacts, allowable emissions for climate mitigation targets, national contributions to climate change
  • Nalini Mohabir
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Postcolonial/Return Migrations, Indentureship, Decolonization, Diaspora, South-South connections (Caribbean and South Asia; Asia and Africa; pan-Caribbean), Urbanism (China)
  • Monica E. Mulrennan
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Indigenous resource management, Community-based conservation, Local adaptation to environmental change, Protected areas.
  • Alan Nash
    Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Cultural geography, Restaurants in Montreal, Gravestones in Iceland and the Caribbean.
  • Zachary Patterson
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
    Tier-II CRC in Transportation and Land Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability

    Modeling of transportation, the environment, land-use and their linkages
  • Norma M. Rantisi
    Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    political economy, workforce development, social economy, economic restructuring
  • Ted Rutland
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    History of cities and urban planning, history and politics of policing, race and racism, and housing and tenants' rights.
  • Leonard Sklar
    Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Earth surface processes and landscape evolution; Sediment production and transport; Water resources management; Interactions among ecological and geomorphic processes; Global change and sustainability science
  • Brian Slack
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Transport geography with a focus on maritime transportation, Port planning and container shipping.
  • Jeannine-Marie St-Jacques
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    North American freshwater availability, decadal-to-centennial water variability, regional hydrology and climate, impacts of global warming, water management for sustained droughts and floods, paleoclimatology, tree-rings, pollen, instrumental data, climate models.
  • Patricia Thornton
    Emeritus Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Population geography, cultural ecology, mortality as an indicator of social and environmental justice.
  • Craig Townsend
    Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director (Urban Planning & Urban Studies), Geography, Planning and Environment

    Transportation policy, projects and politics, particularly in relation to public transit, Urban planning in the developing world.
  • Sarah E. Turner
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Primatology, Japanese macaques and disability, Behavioural ecology, Animal behaviour and behavioural flexibility, Human-animal interactions, Animal responses to human-induced environmental change, Conservation and biodiversity
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